Lake Country School

Lake Country School is an urban-based Montessori community whose purpose is to help children prepare themselves for life.
We seek to mirror and embrace the rich diversity of the city.
We foster independence, critical thinking, respect and responsibility to self, to others and to the earth.
We believe that children learn by doing and are lovers of purposeful work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with profound joy.
Montessori education attends to the total development of the child - social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students306 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Lake Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $10,130 for 1/2 day three-year olds to $18, 290 for the Junior High.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLucinda Anderson
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsCross Country, Intramural Sports Only, Ultimate FrisbeeCross CountryIntramural Sports Only,
Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Lake Country School draws students and families from all over the Twin Cities. Our applicant pool consists of diverse and well-informed parents with a high level of commitment to whole child development, Montessori and land-based experiences for their children.

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    (612) 767-1550
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    4557 Colfax Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
    (612) 827-4504
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    Grades: PK-8 | 185 students
    2.4 miles
    5435 11th Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55417
    (612) 823-8253
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    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 917-0636
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    Grades: PK-1 | 16 students
    4.4 miles
    7121 Bloomington Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55423
    (612) 869-8155
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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $5,504 for elementary schools and $12,467 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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